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    A. C. CARROLL, who conducts the largest general store in Laura, Union Township, was born in this township, January 25, 1855, son of James and Barbara (Pippinger) Carroll. The father, James Carroll, was born in Maryland, and was a butcher by trade. He came to this section when young, settling on a farm, where he resided for a while. Most of his time was spent in Georgia, however, where he died at the age of thirty-six years. His wife, Barbara, was from Preble County, Ohio. She bore her husband, six children, namely: Vanade and Minerva, who died when, young; A. C., the subject of this sketch; Albert, Orlando and Oliver. 

    A. C. Carroll received his education in the schools of this township. He learned the butcher's trade under his father and also worked for some time as a clerk. In 1895 he started in business for himself at his present location, where he carries on a general mercantile business, his stock including hardware. He owns his commodious store, which is located in a favorable position on Main Street and is well patronized by the people of the village and the surrounding country. He has always adhered to strictly honest methods in his business transactions and has thus gained the confidence of the people, who know they can depend upon him to treat them fairly.

    In politics Mr. Carroll is a Republican. He belongs to the Christian Church and was formerly a member of the Junior Order of American Mechanics. December 28, 1886, he married Lyda Ditmer, and they have been parents of four children, Bertha; one that died in infancy; Clyde, who assists his father in the store; and Marie. The family are among the substantial and respected residents of the village of Laura.

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